Tain War Memorials

Tain War Memorial project began after being awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to research the soldiers on Tain War Memorial. We hope to gather as much research as we can on each soldier using various sources on the internet and held locally at other museums, libraries and from the general public.

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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Joseph Adamson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tain War Memorial

Joseph Adamson was born Joe Morris Adamson on the 2nd of December 1895 at Reiss Lodge, Wick, Caithness to Alexander and Dolina (nee Gunn) where his father worked as a farm servant. In 1901 Joseph was at Noss with his nine siblings.


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828 Squadron

TAG Ernest Allison (HMS OWL)

TAG Ernest William Allison (19)
Born in 1925
Son of Ernest George and Eliza Jane Allison of Torquay, Devon
Died 7th June 1944

On Wednesday the 7th of June during a training flight, and whilst reforming after a Torpedo attack on HMS Velux 10 miles off Tarbat Ness, his Barracuda collided with another plane resulting in the loss of both the young crews. The other men killed during the accident were;

BV798 Barracuda
Pilot Basil Colyer Green (20)
Observer Anthony Frederick Bateman (20)

DP985 Barracuda
Pilot Douglas Carruth Smith (23)
Observer David McKean (28)
TAG Leslie John Sutton (19)

Only the body of Anthony was recovered, and he is buried in Rosskeen Parish Churchyard.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Lance Corporal William Anderson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tain War Memorial

L/Cpl William Anderson was born at Elgin. He went to school at Tain Royal Academy and then to Edinburgh University where he studied medicine.


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828 Squadron

Observer Anthony Bateman (HMS OWL)

Observer Anthony Frederick Bateman (20)
Born
Died 7th June 1944

On Wednesday the 7th during another training flight, and whilst reforming after a Torpedo attack on HMS Velux 10 miles off Tarbat Ness, his Barracuda collided with another plane resulting in the loss of both the young crews. The other men killed during the accident were;

BV798 Pilot Basil Colyer Green (20)
TAG Ernest William Allison (19)

DP985 Pilot Douglas Carruth Smith (23)
Observer David McKean (28)
TAG Leslie John Sutton (19)

Only the body of Anthony was recovered, and he is buried in Rosskeen Parish Churchyard.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Antonin BEDNÁŘ (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

BEDNÁŘ Antonin
Flight Sergeant 311
Born 20th November 1913 at Rychtarov
Died 1st January 1945
Perished in Liberator aircraft PP-Y, FL949, which crashed into a cliff on the island of Hoy in the Orkneys shortly after take-off on an operational flight. M Bodlak, O Bures, M Dorniak, I Englander, Z Launer, O Mandler and J Zapletal also perished in the crash.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant František Benedikt (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

František Benedikt
Flight Sergeant
Born 05 December 1912 at Ostrava.
Died 4th December 1944

Frantisek perished together with 6 other Czechoslovak airmen on December 4, 1944, during the crash of Liberator FL981 (O) piloted by Štěpán Petrášek shortly after takeoff from the airport in Tain.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Joseph Birnie (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Rheinberg War Cemetery

No bio.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flying Officer Milos Bodlak (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Milos BODLAK
Flight Sergeant
Born 24th August 1922 at Lisen
Died 1st January 1945
Perished in Liberator aircraft FP-Y, FL949, which crashed into a cliff on the island of Hcy in the Orkneys shortly after take-off on an operational flight. A Bednar, O Bures, M Dorniak, I Englander, Z Launer, O Mandler and J Zapletal also perished in the crash.


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35th Coy., Canadian Forestry Corps

Private William Bruce (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Grevillers British Cemetery

According to the casualty list (says a Canadian contemporary) another of the few remaining members of the brave little band of Seaforth Highlanders who left Vancouver in August 1914, has given up his life for his country in France. This time it is the name of Pte.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Captain John Henry Budge (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tarbat Churchyard

Captain John Henry Budge’s father, Joseph, had been a factor at Wemyss estate for over 30 years before the family purchased Easter Rarachie Farm near Nigg.

Captain Budge joined the local Territorials (4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders).


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Warrant Officer Oldrich Bures (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Oldrich Bures
Pilot/Warrant Officer
Born 28th April 1909 at Skalicka
Died 1st January 1945
Perished in Liberator aircraft PP-Y, FL949, which crashed into a cliff on the island of Hoy in the Orkneys shortly after take-off on an operational flight. M Bodlak, O Bures, M Dorniak, I Englander, Z Launer, O Mandler and J Zapletal also perished in the crash.


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2nd Seaforth Highlanders

Lieutenant Alan Cameron (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa

Lt Arthur Ian Douglas Cameron was born at Arpafeelie in the Black Isle to Rev Angus Cameron and Mrs Elizabeth Cameron. Rev Cameron later moved to St Andrew’s Church in Tain with his family.


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2nd Seaforth Highlanders

Sergeant Alan Cameron (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux

Sergeant Allan Cameron was born at Oban and moved with his parents to Nigg, Ross-shire where he worked as a carpenter at Westfield Farm. Allan married and lived with his wife Flora and their child at Lochslin Cottage, Fearn.


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51st Battalion Australian Infantry

Private Kenneth Cameron (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Portianos Military Cemetery

Private Kenneth Roderick Cameron was born on the 26th of March 1870 at Conon Bridge to Donald and Ann (nee Fraser) Cameron. In 1891 his father was the Chief Inspector of Police in Tain residing at Scotsburn Road .


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Transvaal Scottish

Lieutenant William Matheson Cameron (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Trekkopje Cemetery, Namibia

Lieutenant William Cameron was the youngest son of Duncan Cameron, Bank Agent with the Commercial Bank in Tain. William was educated at Tain Academy and George Watson’s College, Edinburgh after which he entered the Commercial Bank in Glasgow.


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Private Hugh Campbell (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Thiepval Memorial

Private Hugh Campbell was born at the small crofting township of Midtown, Melness on 20th November 1889 to George and Hughina Campbell (MacKay). His father George Campbell worked at Mansefield Farm, Tain.


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Lance Corporal J Campbell (Tain War Memorial WW1)

We have been unable to identify 'Lance Corporal J. Campbell, Australians' or his association to Tain.


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8th Bn., Canadian Infantry

Corporal Lorne Campbell (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Haynecourt British Cemetery

Corporal John Lorne Campbell was born at Shinness, Sutherland. He was the son of John Robert Campbell.


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2nd Seaforth Highlanders

Private Thomas Campbell (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension

Private Thomas Campbell was born at Paisley in 1891. His mother Elizabeth Campbell was from Tain and both were at Calrossie by 1901.


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Royal Tank Regiment

Lance Corporal George Christie (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Alamein Memorial

Lance Corporal George Christie
7891019, 6th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Malcolm Christie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Private Malcolm Ross Christie was born at Edderton to Malcolm Ross Christie and his wife Margaret (nee Ross) on the 12th of September 1895. In 1901 he resided at Heath Cottage, Carrieblair, Edderton with his parents and siblings, twins James and William and Duncan.


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7th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Lance Corporal William Christie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tyne Cot Memorial

L/Cpl William Christie was born at Edderton. He was the son of Donald and Jessie Christie of Wood Side, Edderton, Ross-shire.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private James Cormack (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Arras Memorial

Private James Cormack was born at Edderton, Ross-shire. He worked as a ploughman on Moultavie Farm near Alness where his father was the foreman.


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Royal Air Force

Flying Officer George Russell Davidson (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

Flight Sergeant George R Davidson, by Douglas Davidson

In the North Star for February 6th 1943, there appeared an article with the headline "Tain Honours A Hero". What followed was an account of a meeting in the Council Chambers in Tain to celebrate the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal to Flight Sergeant George R Davidson for his "bravery, coolness and initiative whilst on extended operations"

George was the middle son of five born to G B Davidson, Saddler, and Mrs M S Davidson.


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Royal Air Force

Sergeant James Davidson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Runnymede Memorial

Sgt. Pilot James Davidson,

James Davidson was the youngest of five sons born to Baillie G B Davidson and Mrs M S Davidson.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Martin Dorniak (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Sergeant Martin Dorniak
Born 15th August 1915 at Liptovsky Mikulas
Died 1st January 1945
Perished in Liberator aircraft PP-Y, FL949, which crashed into a cliff on the island of Hoy in the Orkneys shortly after take-off on an operational flight. A Bednar, O Bodlak, O Bures, I Englander, 2 Launer, O Mandler and J Zapletal also perished in the crash.


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Major Hugh Duff (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery

Major Hugh John Duff was born at Edderton. He was the only son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Duff of Edderton.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Ivo ENGLÄNDER (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Ivo ENGLÄNDER
Flight Sergeant
Born 5th March 1924 at Kutna Hora
Died 1st January 1945
Perished in Liberator aircraft PP-Y, FL949, which crashed into a cliff on the island of Hoy in the Orkneys shortly after take-off on an operational flight. A Bednar, O Bodlak, O Bures, M Dorniak, Z Launer, O Mandler and J Zapletal also perished in the crash.


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Merchant Navy

Able Seaman Kenneth Ewen (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Tower Hill Memorial

Able Seaman Kenneth Ewen
S.S.


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Private John Ewing (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

Private John Ewing was born at Tarbat in Easter Ross on the 23rd December 1890 to John and Helen Ewing. His father was the headmaster of Portmahomack Public School.


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2nd Seaforth Highlanders

Private Thomas Ewing (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tyne Cot Memorial

Private Thomas A Ewing was born at Portmahomack. His father was the schoolmaster at Tarbat Old Public School for 39 years.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private A Farquhar (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Berlin South-Western Cemetery

Private Alexander Farquhar was born at Fearn, Ross-shire.- He joined the 4th Bn.


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5th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Private Donald Forbes (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

Private Donald Forbes was born at Inverness. He was working in Tain before he joined the army.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private James Forbes (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty

Private James Forbes was born at Bonar Bridge. He was the son of Hugh and Jemima Forbes who lived at Ankerville Farm, Nigg, Ross-shire.


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Private William Forbes (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Thiepval Memorial

Private William Forbes was born at Edderton and at a young age joined the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. After completion of his time with them, he joined the Inverness Burgh Police Force.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Alexander Forsyth (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Bolbec Communal Cemetery, France

Private Alexander Martin Forsyth
2822894, 4th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders who died on 01 February 1940 Age 32
Son of Alexander Martin Forsyth and Sophia Forsyth, of Tain, Ross and Cromarty.


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4th Bn., Gordon Highlanders

Sergeant Andrew Fraser (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Thiepval Memorial

Sergeant Andrew Fraser was born at Geanies Street,Tain on 18th July 1889 to William Fraser and Margaret (nee McKenze) His father was a master mason (builder) in Tain. Andrew graduated from Aberdeen University with an MA in 1910.


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Royal Air Force

Aircraftman Andrew Munro Fraser (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Aircraftman 2nd Class Andrew Munro Fraser.
Andrew was involved in a tragic fatal accident on the 10th of November,1943 at R.


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Lovat Scouts

Sergeant Donald Fraser (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Arras Memorial

Sergeant Donald Fraser was born at Tain. He enlisted in the Lovat Scouts and was serving with the 6th Bn Cameron Highlanders when he was killed in action on 11th April 1917.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Sergeant Angus Fridge (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval

Sergeant Angus Fridge was born at Tain. His parent, Mr and Mrs Fridge of 18 Stafford Street, Tain and already lost one son William in 1916.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Sergeant William Fridge (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'abbe

Corporal William Fridge, known as “ Willie” was born at 2 Hill Street,Tain on the 16th of September 1894 to John Fridge and Annie (nee McLeod) and worked as a painter before he enlisted, along with his brother Angus, in the 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders.

William went to France in November 1914 but was admitted to the London Hospital on the 14th of December that year for 21 days with a disorder of the heart mitral.


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4th Bn., Gordon Highlanders

Corporal Charles Gordon (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval

Corporal Charles James Donald Simpson Gordon was born at Lower Pitkerrie Fearn on 30th January 1896 to Robert Gordon, JP for the County of Ross, and Mary Jane (nee Connell). He went to Tain Royal Academy and then to Aberdeen University where he studied medicine.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Sergeant Alexander Graham (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Sergeant Alexander Graham was born Alexander McDonald Graham at Logie Easter, Kildary near Tain on 3/10/1889 to Catherine Graham. He spent his childhood there, at Phippsfield, with his Grandfather who was employed there.


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7th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Corporal George Graham (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tyne Cot Memorial

Corporal George Graham was born at Kildary, Ross-shire. His mother, Jessie Graham, later moved to 10 Murray Street, Tain.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private William Graham (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Private William Graham was born in July 1893 to William and Catherine Graham (nee Macleod) at Teaninich Alness. By 1901 the family, including his grandparents, had moved to Glenmorangie Farm near Tain where he joined the 4thTerritorial Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders.


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Royal Navy

Petty Officer Alexander Donald Grant (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist Alexander Donald Grant

P/JX 125317, H.M.


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Private James Grant (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tyne Cot Memorial

Private James Grant was born at Tain. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Grant, Woodside, Highmills Road,Tain.


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Royal Navy

Petty Officer Robert Ross Grant (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Chatham Naval Memorial

Petty Officer Telegraphist Robert Ross Grant

C/J 109125, H.M.


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828 Squadron

Pilot Basil Green (HMS OWL)

Pilot Basil Colyer Green (20)
Born in 1924
Son of Albert William and Kathleen Jessie Green, of Bromley, Kent.
Died 7th June 1944

On Wednesday the 7th during another training flight, and whilst reforming after a Torpedo attack on HMS Velux 10 miles off Tarbat Ness, his Barracuda collided with another plane resulting in the loss of both the young crews.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Sergeant Jaroslav Hala (RAF TAIN)

Runnymede Memorial

Jaroslav Hala
Sergeant
Born 26th May 1914 in Vizovice
Died 3rd October 1944

Jaroslav perished, along with six others, in Aircraft FL K-937 of 311 Sqn took off from Tain at 04.05 on an anti-U-boat Patrol.


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Private A Harper (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Carnoy Military Cemetery

Private Alexander Harper, Royal Army Medical Corps, had served with the Cameron Highlanders in the Boer War and was recalled to the army at the start of WWI.

Private Harper had been at the front since August 1914 serving as a stretcher bearer.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant František HAVRÁNEK (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

František HAVRÁNEK
Radio Operator
Born 18th February 1918 at Rozářín.
Died 4th December 1944

Frantisek perished together with 6 other Czechoslovak airmen on December 4, 1944, during the crash of Liberator FL981 (O) piloted by Štěpán Petrášek shortly after takeoff from the airport in Tain.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Arnust Hayek (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Flight Sergeant Arnust Hayek
Born 3rd August 1916 at Kyjov
Died 10th April 1945

Sergeant Arnust Hayek perished in Liberator aircraft PP-D EV955. The aircraft took off from Tain in the dark, and soon after becoming airborne, it crashed about 1500 yards from the end of the runway at 04.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private John Henry (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus

Private John Hendry was born at Tarbat and worked as a farm servant at Rockfield near Portmahomack before the war.

John joined the 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders and went to France in November 1914.


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Sergeant D R Hepburn (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Arras Memorial

Sergeant Donald Hepburn was born at Tain. Son of Peter Hepburn, of Alness, Ross-shire, and the late Dolina Rose Hepburn.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Sergeant Valter Hnilicka (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Valter Hnilicka
Sergeant
Born 1920
Died 4th December 1944
Valter perished together with 6 other Czechoslovak airmen on December 4, 1944, during the crash of Liberator FL981 (O) piloted by Štěpán Petrášek shortly after takeoff from the airport in Tain..


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Lieutenant Charles Irvine (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Vis-En-Artois Memorial

Lieutenant Charles Irvine was born in Edinburgh. He married Jessie Ross and worked as a piano tuner, living at 14 Queen Street, Tain.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Warrant Officer Štěpán JAROŠ (RAF TAIN)

Runnymede Memorial

Stepan Jaros
Warrant Officer
Born 10th January 1919 in Cadca
Died 3rd October 1944

Stepan perished, along with six others, in Aircraft FL K-937 of 311 Sqn which took off from Tain at 04.05 on an anti-U-boat Patrol.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Karel Katz (RAF TAIN)

Runnymede Memorial

Karel Katz
Flight Sergeant
Born 25th February 1920 in Bratislava
Died 3rd October 1944

Karel perished, along with six others, in Aircraft FL K-937 of 311 Sqn which took off from Tain at 04.05 on an anti-U-boat Patrol.



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Lieutenant W R Kennedy (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Cambrin Churchyard

Lieutenant William Kennedy was born at Carradale, Argyllshire. He was the son of Dr John Kennedy.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flying Officer Frantisek Koranda (RAF TAIN)

Runnymede Memorial

Frantisek Koranda
Flying Officer
Born 17th September 1913 in Praha
Died 3rd October 1944

Frantisek perished, along with six others, in Aircraft FL K-937 of 311 Sqn which took off from Tain at 04.05 on an anti-U-boat Patrol.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Michael Kubina (RAF TAIN)

Runnymede Memorial

Michael kebina
Flying Sergeant
Born 1st June 1919 in Odorín
Died 3rd October 1944

Michael perished, along with six others, in Aircraft FL K-937 of 311 Sqn which took off from Tain at 04.05 on an anti-U-boat Patrol.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Sergeant Jaroslav Kulhavy (RAF TAIN)

Cathays Cemetery Cardiff

Jaroslav Kulhavy
Sergeant
Born 16th August 1919 at Mlada Boleslav.
Died 4th December 1944

Jaroslav perished together with 6 other Czechoslovak airmen on December 4, 1944, during the crash of Liberator FL981 (O) piloted by Štěpán Petrášek shortly after takeoff from the airport in Tain.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Zdenek Launer (RAF TAIN)

Flight Sergeant Zdenek Launer
Born Prague
Died 1st January 1945
Perished in Liberator aircraft PP-Y, FL949, which crashed into a cliff on the island of Hoy in the Crkneys shortly after take-off on an operational flight. A Bednar, O Bodlak, O Bures, M Dorniak, I Englander, O Mandler and J Zapletal also perished in the crash.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Lance Corporal Alexander Learmonth (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Edinburgh (Piershill) Cemetery

L/Cpl Alexander Morrison Learmonth was born on the 11th of November 1894 to Alexander and Mary Ann (nee Cornwall) at Pathhead, Crichton Parish in Haddingtonshire. His father was the Inspector for the Prudential Insurance Company, Munro Place, Tain.


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5th Bn., Gordon Highlanders

Corporal James MacDonald (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Pozieres Memorial

Corporal James McDonald was born in the parish of Latheron, Caithness to Murdo (Murdoch) McDonald and Jane McDonald (nee Hunter) on 16/02/1886. Before enlisting James had been a a Police Officer in K Division of the London Metropolitan Police Force for nearly five years.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Sergeant John MacGillivray (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Sergeant John MacGillivray was born in Tain on the 9th of July 1891 to John and Catherine MacGillivray (nee McIntosh). He had nine siblings, Ann, Malcolm, Mary, Peter, Donald, Jane R, Elizabeth I, William N and Catherine.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Alex Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Private Alexander Mackay was born in Tain and listed as a grocer from Fountain House, Tain.

He enlisted in the 4th Seaforth Highlanders and died at Aubers Ridge on 9th May 1915 along with 10 others on the memorial.


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Lovat Scouts

Private Andrew Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Etaples Military Cemetery

Private Andrew Mackay was born at 4,Shop Street, Inver, Fearn, Ross-shire on the 5th of September 1892 to Donald McKay Fisherman and Isabella McKay (M.S.


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Royal Engineers

Warrant Officer Charles Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW2)

CHRISTIANSBORG WAR CEMETERY

MACKAY, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (Q.M.


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Royal Scots Fusiliers

Corporal Ewart Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tilloy British Cemetery

We know little about Corporal William Ewart Mackay. He was the son of William and Maggie B.


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Private Fred Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

Private Fred Mackay was born at Inverness. His father was Donald Mackay, Manse Street, Tain.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Hamish Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Private Hamish Mackay
2822227, 4th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders who died on 27 December 1940 Age 25
Son of James and Isabella Mackay, of Inver, Ross and Cromarty.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Hubert Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

Private Hubert Coleman Mackay was born on the 1st of December 1897 at Balnagown Mains, Kilmuir Easter to Mary Ann Mackay. His mother worked as an asylum attendant.


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Private J A Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Anzin-St. Aubin Cemetery

Private John A Mackay was born at 11 Ross Street, Tain. He was the sixth of nine children born to Mr Donald Mackay and his wife Jessie.


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Gunner Lachlan Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Cairns Cemetery, Australia

Private Lachlan Mackay was born at Tain. He was living in Australia when he enlisted in the 9th Field Artillery Brigade.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Munro Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

Private Munro Mackay (William Alister Munro MacKay) of the 4th Seaforths was the youngest son of Mr. George Mackay, sheep manager, and Mrs.


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51st Battalion Australian Infantry

Private Walter Mackay (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Wimereux Communal Cemetery

Private Walter Mackay was born at Tain. He moved to Perth, Australia and joined the 51st Bn.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Corporal Alexander Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Lance Serjeant Alexander Mackenzie
607, 1st/4th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders who died on 11 March 1915.


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Corporal D A Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt

L/Cpl Donald A. Mackenzie was born at Tain.


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Company Sergeant Major D A Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Quievrain Communal Cemetery

CSM David McKenzie was born at Tain. He was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs William McKenzie Hartmount, Tain.


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Royal Garrison Artillery

Lieutenant Eric Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Carnoy Military Cemetery

Major Eric Mackenzie was born at Malvern in England. He and his brother Keith attended Tain Royal Academy.


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Lieutenant George A Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Loos Memorial

Lieutenant George A Mackenzie was born George Arthur Mackenzie on the 28th of March 1891 to George Grant Mackenzie and Jessie Grant Mackenzie (nee MacDonald) at Bridgend, Rosskeen. He attended Tain Royal Academy before going on to Fettes College, Edinburgh.


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5th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Captain Ian Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Arras Memorial

Captain John ‘Ian’ Mackenzie was born at Tain. He was the son of a former Town Clerk of Tain.


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4th Cameron Highlanders

Private J Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

La Touquet - Paris Plage Communal Cemetery

Private John Mackenzie was born at Kingussie and moved with his parents, Hugh and Jane Mackenzie to Queen Street, Tain.
Private Mackenzie, with his regiment, was involved in the battle of Neuve Chapelle.


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Private J D Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Private John D Mackenzie was born at Glenelg. Hi parents Murdo and Elizabeth Mackenzie were from Tain.


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8th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Private J G Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Soissons Memorial

Private James G. Mackenzie was born in Perth.


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Captain Keith Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Captain Keith Bethune Mackenzie, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, is one of two brothers on the Tain war memorial. He was an experienced officer who had seen action in the South African War and received the Queen's medal with five clasps.


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2nd Bn., Gordon Highlanders

Captain Percy Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Queant Military Cemetery

Captain Percy Melville Mackenzie was born in Buenos Ayres in Argentina. He was the eldest son of Peter Mackenzie, Count de Serre Largo and his wife Anita who lived at Tarlogie, Tain.


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Private R C Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Helles Memorial

Private Robert Clark Mckenzie was the son of Mr Roderick Mckenzie and Mrs Jane McKenzie (nee Clark), and was born in Tain on the 15th of October 1897. His father was a Commercial traveller and his grandfather Donald signed his birth certificate.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Sergeant Simon Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Bethune Town Cemetery

Sergeant Simon Mackenzie was born at Fearn, Ross-shire and worked as a shepherd at Mounteagle Farm near Fearn before the outbreak of war. He enlisted at Tain and served with the 4th Bn.


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Private W J Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Cateau Military Cemetery

Private William John Mackenzie was born at Tain. He was the son of Mr and Mrs John Mackenzie, Gower Place, Tain.


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Private William Andrew Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tyne Cot Memorial

Private William A Mackenzie was born at Tain. William had been a member of the 4th Seaforth Highlanders and had served during the Boer War with the Seaforths.


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12th Bn., Royal Scots

Lance Corporal Malcolm Maclean (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Etaples Military Cemetery

L/Cpl Malcolm Maclean was born at Fearn. His parents were Mr and Mrs Geo.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Alex Macleod (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

Private Alexander Macleod was born Alexander John MacLeod to Elizabeth Bremner and Alexander MacLeod at Thrumster, Wick on the 18th of August 1880. He moved to Ardgay Hill and worked as a Railway Surfaceman before the war.


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20th Bn., Canadian Infantry

Private G Macleod (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt

Private George Macleod was born at Fearn, Ross-shire. He was the son of James and Margaret Macleod of 1 Geanies Street, Tain.


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Flying Officer James George Macleod (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

Flying Officer Navigator James George Macleod
J/22415, Royal Canadian Air Force who died on 04 January 1944 Age 24
Son of Thomas M. Macleod and Mary Jane Macleod, of East Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.


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Royal Air Force

Sergeant Roderick Macleod (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Sergeant Pilot Roderick Macleod
1552704, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 19 December 1942
Age 21
Son of Roderick and Ann Macleod, of Tain. Qualified for M.



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Lieutenant Alastair Macrae (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tournai Communal Cemetery

Lieutenant Donald Alistair Macrae was born at Lairg. He was the son of Rev.


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Lieutenant Charles Macrae (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Gezaincourt Cemetery

Charles signed up with his brother Colin in the 4th Seaforth’s and went out to France in November with the regiment. According to his medal card, he was also Sergeant in the 3/4th Seaforth for a time.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Lance Corporal Colin Macrae (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

L/Corporal Colin Macrae was born at Lairg to the Rev Donald Macrae and his wife Annie. The family later moved to Edderton and it was here that Colin enlisted in the Tain Company of the 4th Seaforth Highlanders.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Otto Mandler (RAF TAIN)

Flight Sergeant Otto Mandler
Born 8th January 1922 at Straznice
Died 1st January 1945
Perished in Liberator aircraft PP-Y, FL949, which crashed into a cliff on the island of Hay in the Orkneys shortly after take-off on an operational flight. A Bednar, O Bodlak, O Bures, M Dorniak, I Englander, Z Launer and J Zapletal also perished in the crash.


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Royal Garrison Artillery

Private G Matheson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Daours Communal Cemetery Extension

Gunner George Matheson was born at Tain. He was the son of John and Margaret Matheson, 29 Lamington Street, Tain.


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2nd Seaforth Highlanders

Lance Corporal William McCulloch (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet

L/Cpl William McCulloch was born on the 16th September 1889 to William and Margaret (nee Shand) at Morangie,Tain where his father worked as a stillman at the distillery. Before the war he had served for nine years, both in the colours and the reserve and was working as an engineer on a steamer when he was called up at the outbreak of the war.


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828 Squadron

Observer David McKean (HMS OWL)

Observer David McKean
Born
Died 7th June 1944

On Wednesday the 7th during another training flight, and whilst reforming after a Torpedo attack on HMS Velux 10 miles off Tarbat Ness, his Barracuda collided with another plane resulting in the loss of both the young crews. The other men killed during the accident were;

DP985 Pilot Douglas Carruth Smith (23)
TAG Leslie John Sutton (19)
BV798 Pilot Basil Colyer Green (20)
Observer Anthony Frederick Bateman (20)
TAG Ernest William Allison (19)

Only the body of Anthony Bateman was recovered, and he is buried in Rosskeen Parish Churchyard.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private R Michael (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

Private Robert Michael was born at Kilmuir and lived in Milton, Kildary before the war. He worked for Messrs Macdonald Ltd.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private George Mitchell (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Private George Watson Mitchell was born on the 20th July 1896 to Donald and Jessie Mitchell (nee McKay) at Gaza in the parish of Tarbat where his father was a house carpenter. In 1911 he was a field worker and resided with his father at 3 High St, Portmahomack along with his siblings William John 21, David17, Robert 15, Chrissie 9, and Jessie 7.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Donald Morrison (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

Private Donald Morrison was educated at Nigg School and then trained as a butcher before the war. He joined the 4th Seaforth Highlanders in June 1915 and after 3 months of training at Fort George was sent to France.


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7th Bn., Black Watch

Warrant Officer John Moyes (Tain War Memorial WW2)

La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres

Warrant Officer Class II C.S.


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42nd Bn., Canadian Highlanders

Sergeant Alexander Wallace Munro (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Sergeant Alexander Wallace Munro was born at Edderton on the 19th of March 1876 to William John Munro and Annie Munro (nee Wallace). He married Lovina Young in Aberdeen and was residing in Tain in 1901 at St Duthas Place with their children Alexander 3 and Alfred 1.


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Private Donald Munro (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Pozieres Memorial

Donald Munro was born at Locheye, Tain and was part of a large family of nine children to Donald and Margaret Munro (nee Lang). Donald was born on the 7th April 1892 and was married on 28th February 1915 to Christina Sutherland.


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The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.

Private Jack Munro (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Ranville War Cemetery

Private Jack Munro from Tain.
Jack with his comrades in the 9th Bn.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Lance Corporal James Munro (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Auberchicourt British Cemetery

Lance Corporal James Munro was born at Locheye near Fearn, Tain. He was the son of Donald and Margaret Munro of North Glasstullich, Tain.


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Lance Corporal John Munro (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Auberchicourt British Cemetery

Lance Corporal John Munro was born at Tain to Finlay and Williamina Munro
of Shandwick street. John went to Glasgow to train as a butcher before he
was called up.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Kenneth Munro (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'abbe

Private Kenneth Munro was born on the 6th of November 1895 at 5 Gower St, Tain to William John Munro and Catherine (nee Chisholm). His father was a grocer in the town, a Justice of the Peace and Provost.


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7th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Lieutenant Thomas Munro (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Loos Memorial

Lieutenant Thomas Mackay Munro was born in Lairg, Sutherland. He was educated at Tain Royal Academy and Edinburgh University where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps.


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2nd Bn., Canadian Highlanders

Corporal William Munro (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Corporal William Munro was born on the 4th of July 1892 to John and Catherine (nee Gillanders) at Broomhill, Fendom,Tain. In 1901 he was residing there with his parents and sister, Jessie 12 and Barbara 11 and younger brotherJohn G.


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Lieutenant P W Murray (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Lieutenant Philip Wolfe Murray was born at Tain. He was the second son of retired Commander Philip C.



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Private James Ness (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Dozinghem Military Cemetery

Private James Sharp Ness was born at Nigg, Ross-shire. He was the son of Charles and Eliza Ness of Calrossie Main, Nigg Station, Ross-shire.


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Lance Corporal John Nicol (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe

Private John Nicol was born at Tain. He was the son of James and Olivia Douglas Nicol who lived at 2 Shandwick Street, Tain.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Zdenek Palme (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Flight Sergeant Zdenek Palme
Born 15th August 1914 at Ponikla
Died 10th April 1945

Flight Sergeant Zdenek Palme perished in Liberator aircraft PP-D EV955. The aircraft took off from Tain in the dark, and soon after becoming airborne, it crashed about 1500 yards from the end of the runway at 04.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Donald Alexander Patience (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Private Donald Alexander Patience was born on the 31st of July 1895 in Rockfield village in the Parish of Tarbat to Alexander and Margaret Patience (nee Morrison). In 1911, before the war, he was a farm labourer and the only family member residing with his parents at number 7 Rockfield.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private John Percy (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Private John Percy Patience was born on the 6th of September 1896 to Jessie Patience at Tarbat, Ross-shire. He was brought up by his grandparents James and Jessie Patience at Rockfield, near Portmahomack.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Warrant Officer Stepan Petrasek (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Štěpán Petrášek
Warrant Officer
Born 18th April 1917 at Velenice
Died 4th December 1944

Stepan perished together with 6 other Czechoslovak airmen on December 4, 1944, during the crash of Liberator FL981 (O) shortly after takeoff from RAF Tain..


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Jozef Remenar (RAF TAIN)

Runnymede Memorial

Jozef Remenar
Sergeant
Born 12th June 1918 in Radosovce
Died 3rd October 1944

Jozef perished, along with six others, in Aircraft FL K-937 of 311 Sqn took off from Tain at 04.05 on an anti-U-boat Patrol.


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Private J Robertson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Ramscappelle Road Cemetery

Private John Robertson was born at Nigg. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs Wallace & Fraser, Tain and prior to the war he had been working with Messrs Fraser & McColl, Ironmongers, Inverness.


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Royal Scots Fusiliers

Private John Robertson (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Geel War Cemetery

John Robertson, R.S.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Major William John Robertson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tarbat Churchyard

Major William John Robertson was a farmer at Mounteagle Farm, near Fearn. He was a prominent member of the community, serving on various public bodies as well as being a Justice of the Peace.


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7th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Private Andrew Rose (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Ste. Catherine British Cemetery

Private Andrew Rose presents us with a problem. He is listed on the War Memorial as serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps but the only Andrew Rose from Tain that we can find was in the 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Alex Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

Private Alexander Ross was born at Tarbat in Easter Ross. His parents moved to work on St Vincent Farm in Tain and young Alexander also worked on the farm.


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Private Alex Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay

Private Alexander Ross was born at Fearn, Ross-shire. He joined the 53rd Field Ambulance Division of the Royal Army Medical Corps.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Andrew Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Piper Andrew Ross was born at Lower Westfield, Nigg to Donald and Jane (nee McLeod) Ross on the 19th of November 1895. In 1901 he was residing at Banabruach where his father was a cattleman along with his siblings John 11, William 9, Isabella 7, Jessie Jane 3 and Donlad 3 months.


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Captain Andrew Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Dozinghem Military Cemetery

Lieutenant Andrew B Ross, son of James Ross of Pollo, Delny was educated at Edderton Public School and Tain Royal Academy. He went on to Edinburgh University where he gained the Vans-Dunlop Scholarship and achieved M.


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Lieutenant Donald Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Thiepval Memorial

Lieutenant Donald Ross was born at Tain. He was the son of Roderick Ross, who was a shepherd at Glenaldie Farm, Tain, and his wife Catherine.


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Company Sergeant Major Donald Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

CSM Donald Ross was born at Tain. He worked as a Police Constable in Bannockburn before the outbreak of the war.


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6th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Private Donald Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Arras Memorial

Private Donald Ross was born at Edderton. He was the son of Andrew and Isabella Ross of Redburn, Edderton, Ross-shire.


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Private Hector Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Thiepval Memorial

Private Hector Ross was born at Tain where his father, Angus Ross, was a church officer.

Hector enlisted in the Highland Light Infantry but was transferred to the 6th Battalion of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers arriving at the front in November 1915.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Corporal Hugh Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Corporal Hugh Ross was born on the 18th June 1890 at Tain to parents Andrew Ross and Jessie Munro. He married Margaret Kennethina Munro in 1913.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private James Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Roclincourt Military Cemetery

Mrs Ross, 6 Thornhill, Tain, has been informed that her husband, Pte. James Ross, Seaforths, was killed in action on April 10th.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Sergeant James Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tarbat Churchyard

Sergeant Ross was born at Rockfield, Ross-shire. He was working as a labourer at Rockfield before the war.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Sergeant John Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Wancourt British Cemetery

Sergeant John Ross was born at Tain. He joined the 4th Bn.


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Private Kenneth Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Dozinghem Military Cemetery

L/Cpl Kenneth Ross was born at Tain. He worked as a printer before the war.


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Royal Navy

Able Seaman Murdo Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Plymouth Naval Memorial

Able Seaman Murdo Ross
D/SSX 33710, H.M.


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Sergeant Robert Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Cite Bonjean Cemetery, Armentieres

Sergeant Robert Ross was born in the parish of Tarbat. He was living at 1 Bank Street, Balintore.


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48th Canadian Highlanders

Private William Ross (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Roeselare Communal Cemetery

Private William Allan Ross was born in Paisley on the 29th of June1887 to Wiiliam and Jessie Ross (nee Allan). His father was manager for Coats, the famous thread manufacturer.


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7th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Lance Corporal William Duncan Ross (Tain War Memorial WW2)

St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux

Lance Corporal William Duncan Ross
2819304, 7th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders who died on 28 June 1944 Age 31
Son of George and Dolina Ross, of Tain, Ross and Cromarty.


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Lovat Scouts

Trooper William Urquhart Ross (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial

Trooper William Ross, Lovat Scouts, missing, was a member of the military guard aboard the Andora Star, which was torpedoed. Trooper Ross, who was a native of Tain, served with the Lovat Scouts before the war, and was sent to France in October 1939, where he remained till the evacuation took place.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Lance Corporal James Sangster (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

L/cpl James Sangster was born in Balintore on the 20th April 1892 to George Sangster and Janet Sangster (nee Johnstone). His father George was the sanitary inspector in Tain.



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2nd Bn., Cameron Highlanders

Corporal Alex Sclater (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Basra Memorial, Iraq

Corporal Alexander Sclater was born at Balmuchy, Fearn as Alexander Knox to Margaret Knox on the 9th of May 1892. 'Maggie' married George Sclater at Balmuchy in 1893.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Jozef Sebestik (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Jozef Sebestik
Flight Sergeant
Born 16th May 1916 at Hradek.
Died 4th December 1944

Jozef perished together with 6 other Czechoslovak airmen on December 4, 1944, during the crash of Liberator FL981 (O) piloted by Štěpán Petrášek shortly after takeoff from the airport in Tain.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Lieutenant Josef Simet (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Flight Lieutenant Josef Simet
Born 22nd April 1914 at Borikovy.
Died 10th April 1945

Flight Lieutenant Josef Simet perished in Liberator aircraft PP-D EV955.


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78th Field Coy., Royal Engineers

Driver John Skinner (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Dernancourt Communal Cemetery

Private John was born in Nigg. He worked as a farm servant at Culisse Farm near Fearn.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Bedřich SKLÁŘ (RAF TAIN)

Runnymede Memorial

Bedřich SKLÁŘ
Flying Sergeant
Born 4th December 1919 in Bratislava
Died 3rd October 1944

Bedřich perished, along with six others, in Aircraft FL K-937 of 311 Sqn which took off from Tain at 04.05 on an anti-U-boat Patrol.


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828 Squadron

Pilot Douglas Smith (HMS OWL)

Pilot Douglas Carruth Smith
Born Langside Glasgow in 1925
Died 7th June 1944

On Wednesday the 7th during another training flight, and whilst reforming after a Torpedo attack on HMS Velux 10 miles off Tarbat Ness, his Barracuda collided with another plane resulting in the loss of both the young crews. The other men killed during the accident were;

Observer David McKean (28)
TAG Leslie John Sutton (19)
BV798 Pilot Basil Colyer Green (20)
Observer Anthony Frederick Bateman (20)
TAG Ernest William Allison (19)

Only the body of Anthony Bateman was recovered, and he is buried in Rosskeen Parish Churchyard.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Alois Stocek (RAF TAIN)

Runnymede Memorial

Alois Stocek
Flight Sergeant
Born 12th October 1918 at Praha
Died 3rd October 1944

Alois perished, along with six others, in Aircraft FL K-937 of 311 Sqn took off from Tain at 04.05 on an anti-U-boat Patrol.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private John Sutherland (Tain War Memorial WW1)

La Touquet - Paris Plage Communal Cemetery

Drummer John Gunn Sutherland was born in Tain on the 7th June 1897 to William and Annabella (nee Murray) Sutherland and worked as a Post Office messenger before the war. His address was the School Cottage, Tain.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Thomas Sutherland (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Dunkirk Memorial

Thomas Sutherland
2822058, 4th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders who died on the 02 of June 1940 aged 20.


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2nd Seaforth Highlanders

Corporal William Sutherland (Tain War Memorial WW1)

William was born at Thurso and moved with his parents to Easter Ross. He enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George and was sent to France shortly after the outbreak of war.


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828 Squadron

TAG Leslie Sutton (HMS OWL)

TAG Leslie John Sutton
Born 21 November 1924 at Shipston on Stour to Charles and Nellie Elizabeth Sutton of Shipston on Stour, Worcestershire.
Died 7th June 1944

On Wednesday the 7th of June during a training flight, and whilst reforming after a Torpedo attack on HMS Velux 10 miles off Tarbat Ness, his Barracuda collided with another plane resulting in the loss of both the young crews.


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Royal Engineers

Sapper Alexander Thompson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Sapper Alexander R Thomson was born in Edinburgh. He was married to Johanna Thomson of Manse Street, Tain, with one child.


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Royal Air Force

Sergeant Francis Tough (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Wijk-En-Aalburg General Cemetery, Netherlands

Sergeant Air Gunner Francis Tough
1568795, 10 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 21 July 1944
Age 22
Son of John and Marjory Lumsden Tough, of Tain, Ross and Cromarty.


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Sergeant David Urquhart (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Arras Memorial

Sergeant David G Urquhart was born at Tain. He was the son of a Bailie of the town.


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Private Graham Urquhart (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery

Gunner Urquhart was born Hector Graham Urquhart on the 7th of April 1895 at 7 Academy St, Tain to Donald and Christina (nee Graham). With his parents and twin sisters Jean and Margaret he later resided at Rose Cottage, Rose Street, Tain .


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Royal Engineers

Private Matthew Urquhart (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie

Private Matthew Urquhart was born in Tain where his main claim to fame was getting into trouble, when young, for stealing bottles which he and his friends then tried to sell. Matthew later moved to Canada.


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Private Rod Urquhart (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Ors British Cemetery

Private Roderick Urquhart was born at Tain. He was the son of Mrs Urquhart, 5 Ross Street, Tain.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Josef Vanis (RAF TAIN)

Tain St. Duthus Churchyard

Sergeant Josef Vanis
Born 27th June 1921 at Liptovska Telpa.
Died 10th April 1945

Sergeant Josef Vanis perished in Liberator aircraft PP-D EV955.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Frantisek Veitl (RAF TAIN)

Runnymede Memorial

Frantisek Veitl
Flying Officer
Born 26th August 1903 in Praha
Died 3rd October 1944

Frantisek perished, along with six others, in Aircraft FL K-937 of 311 Sqn which took off from Tain at 04.05 on an anti-U-boat Patrol.


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Royal Engineers

Private James Watt (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Carnoy Military Cemetery

Pioneer James Roderick Watt was born at Hilton, Fearn to James and Christina (nee MacDonald) Watt on the 8th of February 1895. His father was the local schoolmaster at Hilton Public School.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Peter Williamson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Arras Memorial

Private Peter Williamson was born at Fodderty, Ross-shire. He was one of five sons of Mr and Mrs Williamson, Birch Cottage, Edderton who were all serving with the Colours.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Ronald Williamson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Rue-Petillon Cemetery, Fleurbaix

Private Ronald Williamson was born at Petley Street,Tain to Elizabeth Williamson on the 4th of May 1894. He was brought up in his grandparents', Joseph and Margaret's, home.


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Private Thomas Williamson (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Le Touret Memorial

Private Thomas Williamson was born to William and Johann (nee Newlands) on the 15th of December 1895 at Hartfield Street,Tain. His father's occuption is recorded as hawker and in the census records as dwelling in tents.


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5th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

Private William Williamson (Tain War Memorial WW2)

Ranville War Cemetery

Son of William and Johan Williamson, of Tain, Ross and Cromarty.

Pte.


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1st Gurkha Rifles

Major Arthur Young (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Lillers Communal Cemetery Extension

MAJOR ARTHUR YOUNG, p.s.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flight Sergeant Jaroslav Zapletal (RAF TAIN)

Flight Sergeant Jaroslav Zapletal
Born 12th May 1911 at Jevicko
Died 1st January 1945

Perished in Liberator aircraft PP-Y, FL949, which crashed into a cliff on the island of Boy in the Orkneys shortly after take-off on an operational flight. A Bednar, O Bodlak, O Bures, M Dorniak, I Englander, Z Launer and O Mandler also perished in the crash.


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311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF

Flying Officer Eduard Zvroj (RAF TAIN)

Eduard Zvorj
Flight Officer
Born ??
Died 4th December 1944

Eduard perished together with 6 other Czechoslovak airmen on December 4, 1944, during the crash of Liberator FL981 (O) piloted by Štěpán Petrášek shortly after takeoff from the airport in Tain..